For the production of injection molded parts a mold is necessary to be placed on the injection molding machine.
It is commonly build out of steel or aluminum and is designed as a permanent form.
Depending on the plastic material used millions of parts can be created with one mold.
The complexity of a mold range from a simple two-plate molds up to a complex stack mold with sliders, etc.
To avoid additional costs it is important to think about the mold concept early in the concept phase of part design.